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Blood Splash Risk Of Getting HIV

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Splashed by object on ground/hands in bin - risk?

HiI know this is going to sound silly but I have severe OCD which compels me to act abnormally. I have to examine the pavement I have stood on and check and recheck to identify objects. Walking home I saw something (it was getting dark) on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your anxiety is in overdrive and your OCD is OOC (out of control)! Your STD/HIV risk is nonexistent! Your need to get treatment for your OOC-OCD is quite high!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Safe practices after blood splash

Hey Doc,My wife is a nurse and was splashed last week with HIV positive blood, with a few drops to... Read more »

potential risk from water splash

Hi Doctor,Please, please answer my question as i am a little ocd about this thingI am very very... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

Safer Sex Why Practice Safer Sex? Pregnancy Guidelines Why Latex? Safe Sex Guidelines Lubricant Condoms & Other Safer Sex Devices Types of Condoms ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aussies Getting Blood Transfusions When Not Needed

Up to 30 percent of non-urgent blood transfusions in Australia are unnecessary and possibly dangerous, and they occur partly due to a misperception that a blood "pep up" is good for patients, a health expert warned Tuesday. Speaking at an... Read more »
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Blood splash risk?

Posted by lizzy, 1 Reply
So I am probably worrying over nothing. I work in a lab and felt very stupid as was not wearing gloves at the time. I was uncapping blood samples and whilst doing so a couple of drops of serum (blood) flicked onto my thumb. I washed it thoroughly... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

Blood on the mat am I at risk?

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
This should be my last time here.

Last week I was grappling with some guys with no shirt on. I really wasnt paying attention and when we were finished I walked around and saw some blood on the mat. I know I was bleeding and had some cuts including a... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV

Posted by cookie, 3 Replies
Hi,

One day at school, i found a drop of blood on my skin and i don't know who it was. I want to ask the cances of me getting HIV and how much blood is needed to transmit HIV?

Thx Read more »